The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that the Westport Boat Launch on Lake Champlain will be temporarily closed to remove sediments accumulated in front of the ramp.
DEC expects work to begin September 8th; removal of sediments is anticipated to be complete by the end of October. The contractor will begin staging equipment and materials the week before Labor Day and occupy two parking sites at the boat launch.
The removal of sediments is expected to improve access for boaters who launch and retrieve boats during low-water periods. The sediments will be dewatered at the boat launch site.
DEC will temporarily close the boat launch, which is located off Champlain Avenue (Route 22), while work is underway. Previous efforts to remove the sediment in fall of 2019 were postponed due to high water conditions.